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America First or Palin First?

Posted October 16, 2008 | 13:44:29 (EST)

Barack Obama isn't the only candidate trying to beat John McCain: McCain is also under attack from Sarah Palin.

Palin may have started as a mere V.P. contender. But as Palin's personal ambition increasingly clashes with McCain's own belated effort to tamp down this campaign's incendiary rhetoric, "McCain-Palin 2008"...

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Obama's 'Naïve' Ideas Always Prove To Be Brilliant

Posted September 11, 2008 | 09:53:30 (EST)

If there's been one constant over the campaign season, it's this: Every time Barack Obama announces a new foreign policy idea, he's ridiculed by his opponents as naïve, inexperienced, and unready for the dangerous world he'd inherit. But if you run a tally, Obama's record over the last year shows...

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The Real Sarah Palin Scandal

Posted September 2, 2008 | 04:28:41 (EST)

Labor Day brought us an ugly media feeding frenzy when it surfaced that Sarah Palin's teenage daughter is pregnant. But the real scandal for John McCain's V.P.-to-be is the flurry of stories that as a politician in Alaska, Palin had a voracious appetite for the very congressional earmarks and pork...

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The Loneliest Reporter

Posted July 23, 2008 | 14:45:18 (EST)

Drudge Report linked yesterday to a piece in the New Hampshire Union Leader reporting that when John McCain's plane landed in the state the other day, there was only one reporter waiting for him at the airport.

Seething at widespread coverage of Barack Obama's trip abroad, the McCain...

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Here Comes The Sun

Posted June 10, 2008 | 23:38:29 (EST)

It's the Democrats' George Harrison moment. After a long, cold, lonely winter, Here Comes the Sun. Yes, that strange sound you're hearing is the presidential candidates talking about the issues.

For a couple months, with McCain locking up the GOP nomination and the spotlight firmly on Obama and Hillary,...

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Obama: Weak Like JFK

Posted May 26, 2008 | 13:09:19 (EST)

Two prominent op-eds this week criticize Barack Obama's position that he is willing to negotiate with the leaders of America's enemies, including Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran. Both authors write in breathless tones about the disastrous June 1961 Vienna summit between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Krushchev. They recall...

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To Breathe Again The Air Of Inevitability

Posted May 1, 2008 | 17:28:23 (EST)

It's been the toughest week of the toughest month for the Obama campaign. And, at least for the moment, the media pendulum has swung in the other direction. Fawning over Obama has largely given way to questioning his experience, patriotism, and judgment -- mostly due to the incendiary words...

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Battling On... To The Bitter End

Posted April 24, 2008 | 09:42:15 (EST)

It's official: the suffering will go on. With Hillary taking Pennsylvania, the Democratic Party will continue to wallow in nomination purgatory, unable to unite behind a candidate, unable to heal wounds that are growing deeper by the day. Unable, really, to do anything but watch helplessly as John McCain marches...

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